Con O’Callaghan kicked 1-7 of a 1-12 to 0-9 victory over Meath at Parnell Park, to set up a semi final meeting with either Laois or Wicklow. Westmeath will face Kildare in the other semi. Kildare comfortably saw off Offaly at Hawkfield, while Westmeath edged out Wexford by a solitary point in Enniscorthy.
“It’s a rhythm thing,” said Robinson. “I didn’t say anything. I just focused on those free throws. Then once I hit the first two, it was just rhythm.” Tracy Robinson, one of Loyola’s worst foul shooters, gave the Ramblers their first victory over a ranked opponent in 21 years and cost No. 15 Butler a chance for the outright Horizon League championship. Robinson, who had made just 38 percent of his free throws in the conference and 57 percent for the season, hit five foul shots in the final 36 seconds, and the Ramblers held off the Bulldogs 75-71 on Thursday night. Blake Schilb scored 28 points to lead Loyola. At No. 7 Memphis 99, Rice 63: Willie Kemp scored 20 points to help No. 7 Memphis beat Rice on Thursday night and clinch its second-straight Conference USA title. (20-9, 10-5 Horizon League) (24-5, 12-3) At No. 23 Oregon 64, No. 9 Washington State 59: Freshman Tuajan Porter scored 21 points and Aaron Brooks made a layup with 12.9 seconds left to seal No. 23 Oregon’s 64-59 victory over ninth-ranked Washington State on Thursday night. No. 11 Nevada 84, at Idaho 68: Nick Fazekas scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Nevada beat Idaho. No. 18 Duke 71, at Clemson 66: Jon Scheyer scored 18 points to help Duke win its 21st straight over Clemson – without any late help with the game clock. This time, Duke (21-7, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) opened a 21-point halftime lead and hung on as Clemson (19-8, 5-8) came within 69-64 in the final minute. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!